Come to the Repair Café in the GILO, Geraardsbergsesteenweg 69, in Oosterzele on Saturday 8 October. You can go there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oosterzelenaars, seize the opportunity to have your defective appliances, garden machines, bicycles, clothing, textiles,… repaired. Many items that are actually not much wrong are repaired at every edition of the Repair Café. The repairmen are always eager to work. With the Repair Café they want to stop the urge to throw away and reduce the gigantic mountain of waste. It’s a shame really, things that can still be repaired are all too often just thrown away. Repairing is a good way to do something about it. Repair Cafés are more popular than ever, given the ever-increasing lifespan. Due to inflation, many people are less fortunate. Don’t mind having your faulty stuff repaired. There is no need for shyness.
Thanks to the ‘fixers’, many pieces are given a new life. The aim is to set up an environmentally and socially friendly project. Not only do they reduce waste, they also change consciousness. Those who don’t have things to repair could also come to the cafe for a cup of coffee, beer, soft drink, something hearty, … and very important for a chat. The ‘Repair Café’ has indeed grown into a meeting place over the years. Drinks are always served at very democratic prices.
The first Repair Café took place on March 7, 2015. The idea arose within the board of KWB Oosterzele. A commendable initiative. We forget that we do not have an inexhaustible resource of raw materials. Fortunately, the FV Repair Café Oosterzele continues to promote repair as an alternative to indiscriminately throwing away. It also wants to retain the repair knowledge. (new) fixers are welcome at all times. Interested? All info at Ivan Van de Sijpe, 09 / 362 91 85, [email protected]
. (mvdv, foto’s ddl)